Dialing in the range
OK, I am new to the long range game. I am comfortable out to 400+ yds with my current set up. I would not try to take an animal any farther than 400. I am shooting a 7mm Mag with Nikon scope.
I have a rifle chambered in 30-378 and feel confident in this gun being capable of much longer shots. I need a scope to put on it with the right bases.
My question is this: What is the best type of scope to get? I have seen ones with the circles, hashes etc. for elevation. I have only seen hashes for windage and I think this type of reticle is called a ballistic plex.
Next Question: On these scopes, is there a mark or "0" setting on the turrets that denotes your zero? IF not how do you know how to get back to your known "0"?
I am working on having a varmint rig put together but am still debating on caliber. Hunting in West Texas, rolling plane to extremely flat with long shots. Have been using 22-250 for yotes out to 300+ but am wanting something more. Any suggestions for a souped up varmint round? I am pretty well set on barrel, action, trigger and stock. Just need caliber and scope recommendations and my questions answered.
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